FPS Metrowest Health Survey

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The presentation to the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting on 12/8/09. This a summary of the recent results from the Metrowest Health Survey of high school and middle school students.

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FPS Metrowest Health Survey

  1. 1. Metro West/EDC Adolescent Health Survey 2008 Presented by: Michele Kingsland-Smith, Director of Instructional Services
  2. 2. Historical Perspective <ul><li>10 year participation </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & risk behaviors of middle & high school students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question categories - leading causes of morbidity & mortality in adolescent population </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 7-12 every other year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary - parents/students may choose not to participate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District control on questions (add/remove) and participation (grades) options </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tobacco Use - Declining <ul><li>Lifetime cigarette smoking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 24% (’99) to 6% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 60% (’99) to 35% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Daily cigarette use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 6% (’99) to 1% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 22% (’99) to 9% (’08) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Alcohol Use - Declining <ul><li>Lifetime alcohol use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 50% (’99) to 15% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 77% (’99) to 66% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current alcohol use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 8% (’06) to 1% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 48% (’99) to 40% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rode in car by drinker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 18% (’06) to 16% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 16% (’06) to 18% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Episodic heavy drinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 2% (’06) to 1% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 29% (’99) to 25% (’08) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Illegal Drug Use Varied Trends <ul><li>Lifetime marijuana use (decline/level off) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – 14% (’00) 3% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 48% (’99) 33% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current marijuana use (decline) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 2% (’06) 1% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 48% (’99) 23% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifetime prescription drugs (little change) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 1% (’06) 1% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS – 15% (’06) 13% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifetime inhalants (decline) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 12% (’00) 5% (’08 )* rise from ’06-’08 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 14%(’99) 9% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FHS- Cocaine (6%), ecstasy (7%), heroin (2%) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Violence-Related Behavior Weapons down; Bullying up <ul><li>Weapons on school property </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Lifetime - 17% (’04) 1% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS (last 30 days) - 7% (’04) 2% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bullied on school property (12 mo) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 46% (’06) 55% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 24%(’04) 37% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronically Bullied (12 mo) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 15% (’06) 18% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 17%(’06) 18% (’08) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Stress, Mental Health, Suicide Declining with Caution * <ul><li>Sad, hopeless 2+ weeks (past 12 mo) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 13% (’04) 13% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS) - 18% (’04) 20% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seriously considered suicide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS (lifetime) - 20% (’00) 11% (’08) * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS (12 mo) - 18%(’99) 10% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attempted suicide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS (lifetime) - 10% (’00) 3% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS (12 mo) - 11%(’99) 3% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make plan about attempting suicide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS (lifetime) - 15% (’00) 6% (’08) * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS (12 mo) - 21%(’99) 6% (’08) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Weight, Nutrition, Physical Activity Mixed Reviews * <ul><li>Consider self slightly or very overweight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 35% (’02) 24% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 45% (’02) 24% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meet current standards for physical activity (20-60 min. 3 times/week) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 72% (’02) 79% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 65%(’02) 31% (’08) * </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attend PE class 1 or more times/week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 100% (’06) 97% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 78%(’06) 77% (’08) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Sexual Behaviors No MS participation in 2006-2008 <ul><li>Ever had sexual intercourse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS - 42% (’99) 14% (’04) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 42% (’99) 27% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currently sexually active </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 29% (’99) 21% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used condom during last intercourse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 71%(’06) 62% (’08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Four or more partners in lifetime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHS - 6%(’06) 7% (’08) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Components of a Comprehensive School Health Program MA Dept of Education, Health Curriculum Frameworks 1999
  11. 12. Prevention Strategies <ul><li>Safe and Drug Free Schools and Community Grant </li></ul><ul><li>6-12 Health Education </li></ul><ul><li>After school clubs in all middle schools </li></ul><ul><li>Middle & high school peer leadership programs, training </li></ul><ul><li>Student assemblies & parent education programs </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Faculty/staff PD and training </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection, evaluation of programs, data-driven curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>Community collaboration – YMCA, MIAA, Police, Norfolk County DA, local & regional forums, Community Health Council, Dean College & Teen Angel Chapter </li></ul>
  12. 13. Recommendations <ul><li>Re- convene the Community Based Prevention Model </li></ul><ul><li>Develop goals and objectives to address school and community needs </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and increase present components that address comprehensive health in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to research, implement, and evaluate effective curricula and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to collect data to track student behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Community-Based Prevention Programs </li></ul>

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